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French painter, writer and administrator . A pupil of Jean-Baptiste Pierre, he was approved (agréé) by the Académie Royale in Paris in 1750 and received (reçu) as a painter of flowers in 1752 on presentation of a Portrait of the King in a Medallion Surrounded by a Garland of Flowers and Attributes of the Arts...


French sculptor, designer and writer. He was one of the foremost French sculptors of the mid-18th century and is best known for his small-scale marble sculptures on gallant and allegorical themes, as well as for his widely reproduced models for the porcelain factory at Sèvres. From ...


Marie-Claude Chaudonneret

French painter. A pupil of Jean-François Durand (1731–after 1778) in Nancy and later of the miniature painter J.-B. Augustin in Paris (c. 1785–6), he began his career as a porcelain and miniature painter. In the latter capacity he exhibited in the Salon between ...


Gerald Heres

German draughtsman and antiquarian. After an apprenticeship as a glazier and classes at the Dresden school of drawing, he served an apprenticeship at the Meissen porcelain factory, where he was recorded in 1726 as an artist. With the support of the Dresden architect Friedrich August Krubsacius, he obtained commissions from the court, and in ...


German, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 12 October 1742, in Lintorf; died 13 June 1825, in Nymphenburg.

Sculptor, modeller, art critic, porcelain painter.

Johann Peter Melchior was the father of Heinrich Anton and Georg Wilhelm. In 1762, he went to France, and then returned to Koblenz, establishing himself first in the Palatinate and later in Nymphenburg. He was one of the most famous modellers and porcelain painters of his time....


German, 18th century, male.

Born 1761, in Annaberg; died, in Kamsdorf, near Iena.

Painter, engraver (burin), art writer. History painting, landscapes.

Karl Gottlob Rüger worked for the porcelain factories in Gera and Volkstedt.


Portuguese scientist, potter and writer of Italian birth. He was one of several Italians brought to Portugal in the second half of the 18th century by Sebastião Carvalho e Mello, 1st Marquês de Pombal, to promote the arts and sciences in Portugal. Vandelli arrived in Lisbon ...